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5.1 /6 Excellent 74 Reviews

San Lorenzo - Beamish

Beamish Italian £££ +100
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About San Lorenzo - Beamish

Where would the people of Beamish be without San Lorenzo? Well, they’d be without some of the best and most humble Italian food in and around Stanley, for a start. This well-loved restaurant is right on Station Road and essential if you’re in this charming part of County Durham. It’s under new management these days and the new team are extremely passionate about service, food and making diners feel at home. San Lorenzo has an early bird menu of outstanding value, a thoughtful main menu as well as one for the kids. San Lorenzo's gets all the simple things bang on, hence it’s popular. Reserve a table now.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:30
San Lorenzo - Beamish, Station Road, DH9 0QU Stanley

Further Information

We know, we know. When a restaurant comes under new management there’s always a few nerves, from the diners as much as from the new management. Rest assured, however, there’s absolutely no need for pre-meal nerves at San Lorenzo’s — Beamish. Here you’ll find as good an Italian as anywhere in Stanley and it’s excellently located on Station Road in Beamish, just a stone’s throw from the famous open-air Beamish Museum. One of the biggest compliments we can offer the new-look San Lorenzo’s is that regulars who have been dining here for years are still returning – and with even more enthusiasm than they had before – not least because of the relaxing decor and warm service that greets them every time.

The early bird menu is always a win – available until 6pm everyday except Friday and Saturday, when it’s available until 7pm – and diners can select either two or three courses from a condensed menu. The value is unbeatable and you will be satisfied. The main menu offers a great selection of antipasti starters, as well as pizzas baked in a traditional Italian pizza oven and pasta coated in some of the finest sauces in Stanley. A standout from the meat section of the menu is the pollo saltimbocca, chicken breast stuffed with sage and mozzarella, wrapped in parma ham and served with a red wine jus, but there’s plenty more besides. Beamish will continue to love the Italian flavours at San Lorenzo’s, so reserve your table now.

74 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 74 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
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Lesley P.
1 review so far 6
04.08.2017 05:06

Lovely food,great service and delightful atmosphere. Thoroughly recommend. Value for money and early bird menu is definately worth turning up for. Won't be long until we return

Mike B.
1 review so far 6
02.08.2017 05:10

We found the staff to be friendly, helpful and attentive. We all enjoyed the meal and the price was good. We will certainly return to enjoy more of the menu.

Lisa F.
2 reviews so far 6
01.08.2017 17:06

We all had a great time, staff were all lovey and very attentive as usual, food and drink was flowing...good times had by all.

Janet S.
1 review so far 6
30.07.2017 04:19

Very good customer service and really friendly . Food lovely And great with out dog. Would recommend good value for money. Would definitely recommend going

Tracey U.
1 review so far 4
15.07.2017 20:38

Staff were pleasant but at times the service was slow. The food is not quite as good as at the Washington branch where we are regulars but it wasn't at all bad, just not quite as good. eg Bruschetta too heavily loaded - and with a slice of cheese on !? The risotto was very well cooked but a little too salty. Calzone was declared perfect. ther pasta arrabiata was adequately hot but perhaps slightly too large a portion - not something that most people would complain about. This is a restaurant that will probably always prove popular and it deserves to be so but it could perhaps make one or two minor improvements. Keep up the good work

Maxine F.
2 reviews so far 3
18.07.2017 22:12

We loved Pepe's and went there least once a month, but they have changed owners. You can no longer get half pasta/pizza and chips so you have a larger meal than you want and have to buy and extra portion for £3. Service is slow and had to ask for extra drinks and the bill. The ham in the carbonara was also chewy and of poor quality. The lasagna was lovely but so hot I couldn't tip it out the dish or eat it without burning myself. Don't think we will be back. And looking at how many tables were taken at 8-9pm Friday night don't think others have had a good meal either.a rev on their site previously had a snotty reply, so if you can't take constructive criticism, good luck staying open!!

Keith P.
1 review so far 6
09.05.2017 08:03

I went with my daughter and we had a super meal The very simple sounding caprese as a starter included four different coloured tomatoes. Incredible. The service was top class. The menu enabled gluten free pasta which was important to me as my daughter needs to be gluten free. Our main course was delicious. The experience was very positive.

Wayne D.
1 review so far 5
30.01.2017 03:44

We booked on line which is an improvement from last time. We arrived on time took 25 minutes to place order which is a bit too long even though there was six of us. Food was very tasty up to usual standard. The restaurant is under new ownership and improvements have been made to the decor and environment which have made a positive impact. Well done everyone

Michael S.
1 review so far 5
19.02.2017 10:27

Service was brilliant, the ambiance of the restaurant was great and the food was excellent. Will certainly be back again soon. The one thing I would suggest is maybe a cocktail menu, even just a few and possibly an offer on spirits as they are quite pricey. I would have stayed longer for a few drinks if a bit cheaper or an extended range as suggested.

Danny W.
1 review so far 4
16.03.2017 19:38

The menu was a bit basic and had a few of our favourite dishes missing since the new owners took over. Service was pleasant but slow. We had a table booked in for 7:30 and didn't get out the restraunt till 9:45.That was for 5 people eating only a main and 3 having desert. Fine if your not in any hurry. The food was tasty but average and a little overpriced for what you got.

Kirstie T.
2 reviews so far 6
10.05.2017 07:22

First time going and it was beautiful. Amazing price too. Definitely going again especially when there's a family member birthday :) really happy with the visit. The staff were very attentive keep up the good work guys and girls :) 5* service :)

Derrick P.
1 review so far 6
29.05.2017 04:08

The manager greeted us and offered us a choice of tables ,our food was exeptional,very well presented and cooked beautiful,the staff were very pleasant as well .Easy to park in a huge carpark adjecent to the restaurant. We will definitely be returning.

Thomas M.
1 review so far 6
27.05.2017 20:22

Me and my girlfriend had a lovely time at san lorenzo the food was top quality and hot and the service was spot on we could fault the waiting staff they were pleasent amd welcoming when we arrived for our meal

Helen A.
3 reviews so far 5
06.07.2017 17:03

A lovely meal, had the early bird menu which is great value for money. 2 courses for £8.95, good choice of starters and pasta and pizza. Enjoyed the chicken liver parfait. Local to us, but if you're visiting Beamish Museum it's very close by and worth a trip.

Lewis J.
1 review so far 3
08.07.2017 21:21

Food was okay, nothing to write home about. Although the staff were cheerful enough the service was slightly sloppy. We had to ask for our menus after being seated, then after our mains plates were cleared we sat a good 10 minutes before we had to ask for a desert menu. Very average. Nothing special at all. Also the pricing was on the steep side. £50 for two starters, two pizzas, two cokes and a glass of house red.

Christina A.
1 review so far 6
02.02.2017 05:53

we went on a Friday for the 3 courses for £19.95 and unlimited procecco, menu choice was amazing with upgrades if you prefer and the lady who served is was lovely. Will need to have more Friday's off work

Michelle K.
1 review so far 6
28.07.2017 18:17

Absolutely fantastic night celebrating my daughters graduation, food great, service great and excellent value. We all struggled to make selections as there was so much in the menu we wanted to try so we'll be back again very soon.

julie i.
1 review so far 6
01.01.2017 05:32

Excellent! Service was great. Atmosphere was lovely too. Restaurant was busy but service was excellent 10/10! Staff very friendly and on the ball. Been going to pepes for last 4 New Years eves and will def be going back

Angela B.
1 review so far 6
21.02.2017 06:38

Great food. Great staff. The early bird menu good value for money. The place it's self has recently changed ownership, I like the fact they've taken a few tables out, it was overcrowded before, now it's just right.

Carol s.
1 review so far 6
07.05.2017 06:22

Food was lovely and hot didn't have to wait a while for the food to come! very nice people nice place inside! Never been before! I would definitely recommend to friends and I would like to come back!

Kirstie T.
2 reviews so far 6
09.06.2017 05:41

Absolutely beautiful again :) thanks all that saw me and my mum and gave us the great birthday we've both had. Defiantly highly recommended :) the manager is very attentive :) 5* service :)

Alison H.
1 review so far 6
22.07.2017 17:16

The food was lovely (I would recommend the king prawns although the portion was enormous). The staff were attentive, welcoming and very friendly. I would highly recommend it. We will be returning soon.

Graeme M.
1 review so far 6
25.12.2016 18:44

Excellent will be returning. For xmas eve food was hot and delicious. Excellent menu and early bird special. The whole experience was brilliant. Have told family and friends to go also

S E.
1 review so far 5
07.08.2017 04:44

Excellent service and good food. My husband had the burger and I had several starters, all of which were well cooked and appetising. We believe this restaurant has changed hands recently and it is well worth trying.

Jan D.
1 review so far 6
06.02.2017 03:23

Staff were courteous and polite, service was excellent and the food was hot on arrival, young members if the party were entertained with colouring in pages, would recommend to others.

Julie T.
1 review so far 5
28.06.2017 20:24

We had a very nice meal - the service was very good ...... car park on the other side of the road to the restaurant but not a very busy road. Enjoyed our evening ......

Graham S.
1 review so far 6
14.01.2017 19:32

Lovely meal as always. Great atmosphere, good service and food. Will be back and would recommend. Pizzas were particularly good - the duck and hoisin one was fabulously different!

Linda G.
1 review so far 6
21.07.2017 19:42

Firstly impressed that there was draft beer on offer. The choice of food was good and tasted excellent. The service were friendly, quick and helpful. What's not to like.

Dionne C.
1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 19:40

The food was lovely and priced well. All round speedy service. The staff were welcoming and cheery to talk to. Overall excellent place to go for a meal out

Michelle e.
1 review so far 3
18.12.2016 05:58

Food was good and so was service but rhe menu is so limited now all our favourite thing have been taken off and it was my birthday so I had registered it and was told I would not be getting the bottle of fizz as advertised so all these things together spoiled my birthday lunch so not gappy

Anna B.
1 review so far 6
30.03.2017 23:21

Excellent food and service, recently been taken over by San Lorenzo which shows in the good quality of food. Have been several times and will continue to do so.

Alison W.
2 reviews so far 6
18.12.2016 20:06

Lovely food, friendly staff. Couldn't ask for more. Price was a little higher than expected £57 for 3 courses for 2 people but was delicious and couldn't be faulted.

Paul O.
1 review so far 5
15.02.2017 20:23

Lovely as always , seemed seats had been removed so you no longer feel that you are sitting on top of each other. Clean bright staff were fantastic as always and food was great.

Theresa B.
1 review so far 6
17.04.2017 07:18

Fab food fab service would definately go again. Staff were brilliant couldnt have asked for better. Food was nice served qyick and piping hot and loads of choice

Paula D.
1 review so far 6
01.07.2017 06:18

Great food, great service. We had a great night and everyone enjoyed their food. Service was great. Love place and nice, light and airy. Definitely be back!

David I.
1 review so far 6
25.05.2017 18:34

Excellent service, menu and quality of food. Beautiful situation with excellent car parking. The staff are genuinely eager to develop the restaurant to the highest possible standards.

Martha J.
1 review so far 6
17.05.2017 18:05

The staff were really friendly and helpful, food was good. We had the prosecco lunch which was really nice. Great quality for the price, we will return.

Gary C.
1 review so far 6
03.04.2017 03:21

Wow - quite simply superb! Fantastic food, excellent staff, great interior and setup, literally can't wait to come back here and start working way through the menu.

Tracy A.
1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 04:30

Lovely afternoon excellent food and great service particularly from Nathan will be back soon definitely ! Very good menu fresh food and delicious chocolate brownie dessert !

Neil S.
1 review so far 5
25.12.2016 06:38

The food was excellent but they made a mistake with my bill over charging by £15 so watch for this as he said he was having a bit trouble with the till.

Stephanie B.
1 review so far 6
17.04.2017 03:04

Great food of a very high quality, and lovely atmosphere! All staff very friendly too, we will definitely be returning very soon, no complaints at all!

Sheena T.
3 reviews so far 6
01.01.2017 21:24

the food was very nice and very reasonably priced, the staff were very helpful and very friendly throughout the meal, I would definitely recommend this restaurant

Irene S.
1 review so far 5
23.02.2017 09:02

Had a good night, the food was good, Only complaint was the room was a bit cold & getting drafts from the main door and when the toilet door was opening.

Dean H.
1 review so far 5
13.05.2017 16:26

Everyone enjoyed their food, service was a little slow although they were friendly. I liked the new menu. No doubt we'll be going back. The kids loved making their own pizzas.

Michelle B.
1 review so far 4
15.02.2017 20:38

Restaurant is lovely since it's refit good was nice apart from the flat nresf we had as a side it was very salty. Nice atmosphere and I like the fact that the tables are not to close together

Ruth H.
2 reviews so far 6
10.02.2017 04:14

Excellent food and even better service (the quattro stagioni was especially good). We have no complaints what so ever. We will be returning very soon.

Mary Y.
1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 21:04

Fabulous meal, the staff were very pleasant and friendly.My son loved his pizza. big portions and beautifully presented. We will be back sometime soon .

Lisa R.
1 review so far 6
10.06.2017 04:50

Pizzas were amazing, service was very good & staff were friendly & helpful. Would definitely recommend this restaurant & we will be going again soon

Marilyn G.
1 review so far 6
04.07.2017 17:41

Very good. Food great and service polite, friendly and efficient. This was our second visit and we'll be happy to go back in the future.

Sheena T.
3 reviews so far 6
29.01.2017 04:12